Arutz Sheva Invites Public To Sderot Solidarity Trip on Sunday

Arutz Sheva will lead a solidarity trip open to the public on Sunday, June 10, 2007.


Bustrip to Sderot
Bustrip to Sderot

Arutz Sheva News, Radio and TV announces a solidarity trip to Sderot this Sunday, June 10, 2007 (the 24th of Sivan).

The city of Sderot, home to over 20,000 Israelis, has been under siege by Arab Kassam rocket and mortar attacks for over six years.

Participants will witness the damage caused by Kassam rockets to homes and public facilities, and hear personal accounts from Sderot residents of day-to-day life in their bombarded city. Also on the trip agenda is a meeting with community leaders who are dealing with the challenges facing the residents of Sderot.

Another stop on the trip will be to the Hesder Yeshiva of Sderot which has become a source of strength and support for local residents.

Sderot Media Center Director Noam Bedein will brief the participants on the media's role in the current crises and on the "human face" of Sderot.

The trip coincides with the launching of a week-long fundraising campaign on Arutz Sheva benefiting the Hesder Yeshiva's Hand in Hand program, reaching out to help Sderot residents. Hand in Hand provides to Sderot residents services such as nurseries, food shopping, establishment of lounges in shelters, and awareness campaigns throughout Israel.

Arutz Sheva's IsraelNationalRadio will hold a special live broadast and telethon from Sderot from 3-9pm Sunday from its War Wagon Broadcast Vehicle. The vehicle will be stationed on the grounds of the Hesder Yeshiva.

The bus will depart from from Binyanei HaUma in Jerusalem, across from the central bus station, at 8:30am sharp and return to Jerusalem by 7:00pm. The cost of the trip is 90 NIS ($22.5). This includes: transportation, lunch, and a donation to the Hesder Yeshiva of Sderot's Hand in Hand program.

All participants must be at least 18 years of age. Space is limited, and reservations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis only.